Energy Calculation and Certification, PHPP tool and EPBD: Ireland

PHPP 2007: Passive House Planning Package
Passive house design tool for calculating energy balances

The Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) is a design tool for calculating the energy balance of passive house buildings. The tool is intended to be used by architects and building designers. The PHPP includes tools for: calculating the U-values of components with high thermal insulation; calculating energy balances; designing comfort ventilation; calculating the heat load; summer comfort calculations, and many other useful tools for reliable design of passive houses. The PHPP tool is based on a series of elaborate and interlinked Excel data spreadsheets which collectively allow building designs to be verified against the passive house standard.

Note: The PHPP tool is not suitable for providing EPBD compliance, i.e. country specific method of calculating and rating the energy performance in buildings will have to be additionally performed for EPBD compliance.

PHPP Climate Data
The PHPP tool contains climate data for various European locations:
PHPP Climate Data Locations
The PHPP tool can be ordered from:
Passivhaus Institut

Order PHPP English version
PassivHausUKManaged by the Building Research Establishment

Renewable Energy Information Office
Sustainable Energy Ireland
Shinagh House, Bandon,
Co. Cork Ireland
Telephone: +353 / 23 / 29145 or -6
Fax: +353 / 23 / 29154

e-co lab
110 South Race Street Suite 202
Urbana, Illinois 61801
Telephone: 001-217-344-1294

Order PHPP in other languages
The PHPP is also available in other languages, partly containing national extensions. Please refer to the following pages for details:
Flemish (Version 2003, Excel workbook in Flemish with German manual):
Passiefhuis-Platform vzw
Gitschotellei 138
Telephone: +32 / (0) 3 235 02 81
Fax: +32 / (0) 3 271 03 59

Italian (Version: 1.1it Excel workbook in italian):
Passivhaus Institut
Rheinstr. 44/46
Tel.: +49 / (0) 6...
Fax: +49 / (0) 6151 82699-11

Polish (Version 2004):
PIBP Polski Instytut Budownictwa Pasywnego
Dipl.Ing. Günter Schlagowski
ul. Homera 57
80-299 GDANSK
Telephone: +48 / (0) 58 524 12 00
Fax: +48 / (0) 58 522 98 50
Dipl.-Ing. Günter Schlagowski
Schwachhauser Ring 103
28213 BREMEN
Telephone: +49 / (0) ...
Fax: +49 / (0) 421 212772

French/Français (Version 2004; PHPP2007 in October):
Association "La Maison Passive France"
Siège social: 7 bis rue de Rouvray
F-92200 Neuilly sur Seine